|trelas (trelas) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-08-25 15:19:00
|Entry tags:||char: batman/bruce wayne, char: prometheus, creator: grant morrison, creator: howard porter, series: martial arts week|
The Rise and Fall of Prometheus
When the Martial Arts week was suggested/announced, a character by the way of Prometheus was mentioned in the commentary to some amount. To those unaware, Prometheus was a character introduced during the now-legendary JLA run of Grant Morrison, and he was in essence the anti-Batman, both thematically, in appearance and in personality. His criminal parents were shot by the police, causing him to hate justice, after whice he dedicated himself to travel around the world to seek power. Yet unlike Batman, who used that time to rise above his limitations and perfect his methods, Prometheus in turn found a way around using ancient technology, which basically allowed him to download in to his mind different skill sets, say for instance martial arts. Prometheus does not have super powers, but he has several plans for each superhero, as Batman. However, unlike Batman, Prometheus lacks pragmatism, is much more of a showboat, shifts his focus too often and is kind of pathetic, as we are about to see. Even visually they were counterparts, the dark demon of justice in comparison to the bright knight of crime.